Professionalising the maternity support worker role webinar

Join the RCM for a webinar looking at professional development and career opportunities for MSWs . The panel will talk about developing MSW careers through senior roles in maternity context programmes and the career options available.  You will hear from key RCM staff as well as other stakeholders.


Charlotte Parnham: Senior Teaching Fellow, Maternity Pathway Lead and Acting Course Leader for the FdSc Healthcare Assistant Practitioner and CertHE Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeships

Charlotte is a registered midwife and started her role in MSW education at Birmingham City University in July 2019.

Charlotte is passionate about the MSW role and high-quality education for all MSWs. In her role, she works closely with Trust partners, NHS England, other universities and MSWs across England. She has recently organised a MSW focused Conference to shine a light on the important work MSWs do and the difference they make.


Poppy Skinner Assistant Lecturer on the Maternity Pathway of the FdSc Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship and CertHE Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship at Birmingham City University.  

Poppy is a registered Midwife and started working with MSW education and development at Birmingham City University in March 2023. Prior to this Poppy worked closely with MSWs in clinical practice which ignited her passion for the role of the MSW in the provision of Maternity

Dawn GrantNational Programme Lead: Support Worker Development, NHS England Workforce, Training and Education

A nurse of many years, I now work freelance leading on a variety of projects for the non- registered staff group. Support Staff underpin our health systems and are hugely integral to the smooth running of services. Raising the profile and the contribution of the Support Worker role is a key element in an ever changing Health & Care system - one I'm proud to work in. Central to this is the belief that learning helps the individual be the best they can be with the appropriate signposting, support and direction. I am currently working with NHS England Workforce, Training and Education. Leading on the Care Certificate , partnership & engagement for the Higher Development Award and the Support Worker Voice.

Dana Loney, Lead Midwife Education, Maternity Services, North West London Hospitals -Northwick Park Hospital